SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Onions' career has had plenty of highs and lows - but the Durham star has never lost his cricketing relish

Durham Times:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Having spent more than ten years as a professional with Durham, Graham Onions is preparing to embark on his benefit year at Durham Emirates ICG. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson met up with the Gateshead-born fast bowler to look back on a career that has had more than its share of highs and lows

Onions determined his benefit year will not mark the start of his cricketing swansong

Durham Times: IN THE SWING: Graham Onions is proud to have been offered a benefit year at Durham - but insists he is not ready to start winding down

6:32am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HE might be about to embark on his benefit year, but Durham seamer Graham Onions is adamant his best days are not behind him despite the need for a second bout of back surgery.

Onions awarded Durham benefit year

Durham Times: WORRIES EASED: Graham Onions

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DURHAM fast bowler Graham Onions has been awarded a benefit year for the 2015 season.

Hastings to make Durham return

Durham Times: COMING BACK: John Hastings

9:25am Saturday 27th September 2014

JOHN Hastings is to return as Durham's overseas player next season with skipper Paul Collingwood saying: “He's been a rock for us in terms of the effort and skill levels he's brought to the team.”

Durham's season in review

Durham Times: Durham fans celebrate Gareth Breese winning runs  against Warwickshire on his final match during the Royal London One Day Cup Final at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story CRIC

8:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

IF success is measured in silverware then Durham’s capture of a fifth trophy in eight seasons was cause for huge satisfaction.

Collingwood: We were ‘out-skilled’

Durham Times:

10:38am Friday 26th September 2014

SKIPPER Paul Collingwood admitted that Warwickshire had “out-skilled” Durham twice this season, but also felt the match at Edgbaston was a game too far for his battle-weary troops.

Seeing Breese score the winning runs on his farewell appearance was the stuff of dreams – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: Durham CCC players celebrate victory against Warwickshire in the Royal London One Day Cup Final at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story CRICKET Cup. Photo credit should read: J

4:08pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AFTER all the worry, all the doubts and all the near and not so near misses, the conclusion was glorious.

Durham's season ends with a heavy defeat

Durham Times:

3:39pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AFTER the euphoria of Lord’s came the anti-climax of Edgbaston as Durham ended their season with their third mauling in two seasons by the Warwickshire Bears.

Hastings to return as Durham's overseas player

Durham Times: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238994)

1:57pm Thursday 25th September 2014

JOHN Hastings is to return as Durham's overseas player next season with skipper Paul Collingwood saying: “He's been a rock for us in terms of the effort and skill levels he's brought to the team.”

Warwickshire v Durham (day three, lunch)

12:37pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MARK Stoneman completed his 1,000 championship runs, only to depart ten minutes before lunch as Durham slid towards a three-day defeat.

Long day for Durham as Bears pair hit tons

Durham Times:

10:36am Thursday 25th September 2014

ON a day when neither took a wicket during Durham’s trouncing at Edgbaston, Mark Wood was named in the England Performance Programme for this winter while Scott Borthwick was not.

Warwickshire v Durham (day two, lunch)

12:13pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DURHAM were unable to take a wicket in the hour’s play this morning before rain arrived. It lasted only a few minutes, but by then the square had been covered in sheeting and it was decided to take lunch at 12.15.

Curtain finally falls on the panto

Durham Times:

10:51am Wednesday 24th September 2014

AFTER the Lord Mayor’s Show the first hour at Edgbaston yesterday seemed to set the stage for an end-ofseason pantomime.

Warwickshire v Durham (day one, tea)

3:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

RYAN Pringle rode to the rescue for Durham in only his second championship match, reaching an unbeaten on 63 out of a total of 201.

Warwickshire v Durham (day one, lunch)

12:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AFTER the Lord Mayor’s Show came the back-to-earth debacle for Durham as they followed Saturday’s Royal London Cup triumph with an early collapse against the same opponents three days later.

Durham face a quick return meeting with Warwicks

Durham Times:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DURHAM will have to find a way to combat Keith Barker, who was left out of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final, when they finish their season at Edgbaston, starting today.

The Breese that blew Durham to Lord’s title

Durham Times:

11:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

HAD it been the perfect script, Gareth Breese’s winning boundary for Durham at Lord’s on Saturday would have flown off the middle of the bat.

Stokes ends difficult season on a magnificent high

Durham Times:

1:28pm Sunday 21st September 2014

HAVING started the year taking out his frustrations on a dressing-room locker, Ben Stokes finished it punching the air in delight as he celebrated Durham’s sixth major trophy in the last eight seasons. Transformations don’t come much more pronounced than that.

Live LIVE BLOG: Durham in the Royal London Cup final

Durham Times:

10:13am Saturday 20th September 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage as Durham take on Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final

Durham boosted as Bell is ruled out of one-day final

Durham Times: UNAVAILABLE: Ian Bell will not be facing Durham in the Royal London Cup final after his toe injury failed to heal

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

DURHAM received an early boost ahead of today’s Royal London Cup final when Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell was ruled out with a broken toe yesterday afternoon.

Warwickshire give Bell time to face Durham

Durham Times:

10:56am Friday 19th September 2014

WARWICKSHIRE will wait as long as possible before deciding whether to risk England batsman Ian Bell in tomorrow’s Royal London Cup final against Durham at Lord’s.

A Lord's win would be icing on the cake for a downright silly week in Durham's history – Around The Wicket

Durham Times: Day 3 of County Championship match between Durham and Northants at the Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street  -  Durham's players celebrate match victory after Chase takes the final wicket of Northants' Wagner.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (10491362)

4:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

HAVING grumbled darkly about relegation in the wake of the one wicket defeat to Lancashire, this week was one of the most enjoyable and silly Durham have had in recent years and they haven’t even been to Lord’s yet.

It’s a Rush job! 15 wickets in a day for Durham bowler

Durham Times:

11:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

GIVING up the demon drink has evidently worked wonders for Durham bowler Chris Rushworth, who twice routed spineless Northamptonshire yesterday to storm into the record books.

Durham v Northamptonshire

2:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRIS Rushworth, without a five-wicket haul this season, routed Northamptonshire by taking nine for 52, the second best figures in Durham’s first-class history.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day three, lunch)

12:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM failed by eight runs to pick up the fifth batting point this morning when they were all out for 392, but Chris Rushworth quickly reduced Northants to 48 for three.

Borthwick reaches Durham landmark

Durham Times:

10:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM’S man in form, Scott Borthwick, yesterday sympathised with the colleague he keeps replacing at the crease in the first over.

Hastings unavailable for Lord’s final

Durham Times: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238984)

10:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM heard yesterday that John Hastings will not be available for Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, tea)

3:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick and Paul Collingwood continued their rich veins of form as they piled up the runs against hapless Northamptonshire this afternoon.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, lunch)

12:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick became the first Durham-born batsman to make 1,000 championship runs twice when he reached the landmark on 19 this morning.

Mustard allowed a week off to prepare

Durham Times:

10:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

DURHAM are resting Phil Mustard this week ahead of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Financial incentives are in store for Durham squad

Durham Times:

11:42am Monday 15th September 2014

PRIDE and prizemoney are at stake for Durham in their last two LV= County Championship games, starting at home to Northamptonshire today.

Middlesex v Durham (close)

3:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

DURHAM won by 141 runs and will be safe as long as Lancashire do not pull off an unlikely win at Hove, where Sussex are chasing a target of 251 in 59 overs.

Middlesex v Durham (day four, lunch)

12:44pm Friday 12th September 2014

MORE excellent bowling by Chris Rushworth helped Durham to close in on victory at Lord’s as he took three of the six wickets to fall this morning.

Trip to Lord's will be a right Royal day out

Durham Times: Sam Robson of Middlesex is bowled by Chris Rushworth of Durham (10237481)

4:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WHEN Durham trudged off the Hove pitch late into the evening and way back on the 5th of August, there seemed little chance of never mind reaching Lords but of finishing the 50-over cup with anything resembling dignity.

Middlesex v Durham (day three, tea)

3:34pm Thursday 11th September 2014

DURHAM again lost a wicket in the final over before a break, but as Paul Collingwood had made an invaluable 58 the lead had been stretched to 319 with three wickets standing.

Middlesex v Durham (day three, lunch)

12:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WHILE Scott Borthwick dug in with his 1,000-run landmark approaching, Michael Richardson rode his luck after a sticky start for Durham this morning.

Middlesex v Durham (day two, tea)

3:51pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BEN Stokes bowled a 14-over spell this afternoon to take the two wickets which appear to have broken the back of Middlesex’s resistance.

Middlesex v Durham (day two, lunch)

12:35pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DURHAM added only 29 runs as they lost their last three wickets at Lord’s this morning to be all out for 377.

Borthwick century gives Durham the upper hand at Middlesex

Durham Times:

11:26am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SCOTT BORTHWICK was at the Lord’s crease to face the third ball yesterday and after surviving a perilous first half hour he was still there at the close on 169.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, tea)

3:35pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Middlesex attack holds no fears for Scott Borthwick, who completed his second century of the season at Lord’s today. His first was the double hundred he made against the same opponents at Chester-le-Street.

Middlesex v Durham (day one, lunch)

12:33pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AS Durham look ahead to the Royal London Cup final, they were reminded of the perils of choosing to bat first at Lord’s with a 10.30 start in September when they slipped to 24 for three today.

Durham go back to reality with relegation battle

Durham Times:

10:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014

DURHAM will need to have their feet back on the ground today in the first of their two visits to Lord’s as they attempt to stave off any threat of relegation.

Durham reach Lord's final after record-breaking win over Notts

Durham Times:

6:23pm Saturday 6th September 2014

DURHAM smashed their one-day batting records, courtesy of a magnificent 164 by Ben Stokes, as they swept to an 83-run win in today’s Royal London Cup semi-final at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham break their batting records as they close in on Lord's

Durham Times:

1:56pm Saturday 6th September 2014

DURHAM smashed their one-day batting records, courtesy of an astonishing 164 by Ben Stokes, in today’s Royal London Cup semi-final at home to Nottinghamshire.

Durham sign India's fastest bowler who broke Broad's nose with bouncer

Durham Times:

9:51am Friday 5th September 2014

DURHAM have signed India’s fastest bowler, Varun Aaron, who broke Stuart Broad’s nose with a bouncer in the Old Trafford Test, for the final two weeks of the season.

Around The Wicket: Durham apeing Sunderland with their topsy-turvy season

Durham Times: :  Chris Rushworth of Durham celebrates taking the wicket of Nottinghamshire's Steven Mullaney during the LV County Championship at The Riverside in Chester-le-Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (9935993)

4:05pm Thursday 4th September 2014

IT HAS been remarked upon in some quarters that Durham’s season is doing a fine job of mimicking Sunderland’s footballing exploits of last season, with a relegation scrap and a most unexpected cup run.

Debutant stars in Durham’s vital win

Durham Times:

10:05am Thursday 4th September 2014

DURHAM found an unlikely new hero yesterday as 20-year-old Irish debutant Peter Chase bowled them to the victory which greatly eases their relegation worries.

Durham need breakthrough

Durham Times:

11:01am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood will be looking for a quick breakthrough on the final day against Nottinghamshire to ensure that his heroic hundred is not in vain.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day three, tea)

3:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MICHAEL Lumb’s charmed life prevented Durham from making deep inroads into Nottinghamshire’s pursuit of 375 to win.

Durham v Nottinghamshire (day three, lunch)

2:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A HEROIC hundred by Paul Collingwood took Durham to the unexpected heights of 309, setting Nottinghamshire a target of 375 to win.






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